Most of us twenty-somethings can agree that young love is intoxicating as it is elusive and there’s a myriad of ways young love can turn sour. Adelaide electro-pop trio, SKIES, know this feeling all too well. As an accompaniment to their latest single Speed Boy, the trio teamed with writer/director Mitchel Tuul to realise the visual potential of the track.
Inspired by short films and web series, Tuul was adamant that the clip would revolve around a narrative-type structure. Free to create and mould to his heart’s content, the lyrics of the track heavily influenced the formation of the plot.
The story follows a couple in the throes of their youth and the toxicity that arises from the miscommunication, one-sided nature of their affair. The speed of the clip waxes and wanes as the couple’s relationship tugs at the stability of their mentality. ‘Tend to give more than we take, it’s no good’ croons frontman, Dusty Lee. It’s a tightrope relationship destined for a stagnant, fizzling destruction.
The clip for ‘Speed Boy’, will pull you in, cover you in glitter and face-paint, only to turn around and promptly throw your heart from the balcony of your favourite nightclub. It’s a dead-set heart breaker. The track is mesmerising and has a very chill vibe to it, very trance like beat while listening to it via vinyl on those hazy summer days.